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NBA Announces Updated Pre-Draft Protocols

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Teams will now have more accessibility to the 2020 NBA Draft prospects.

2020 NBA Draft Lottery Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images

The 2020 NBA season has officially come to an end, which means we can finally begin to enjoy our summer fall winter.

As the Los Angeles Lakers continue to celebrate their 17th NBA championship, all of the league’s attention now (quickly) pivots to the NBA’s pre-draft process, which according to Shams Charania may look a little more “normal” than we once thought:

All things considered, this is fairly seismic news as it relates to the Minnesota Timberwolves, who as you know currently are “on the clock” with the first overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Shams did provide a little more clarity about the updated protocols for in-person interviews and workouts, specifically detailing the COVID-19 testing processes that teams must adhere to:

Just a few short months ago, it seemed like the entire draft process would have to be performed virtually (via Zoom, FaceTime, etc.), but this latest news is a pretty significant shift to a more “normal” process that teams have used in the past. While the overall talent of this incoming draft class still remains a mystery to most, the ability to have the players into a team’s facility, interview them face-to-face (separated by thick plexiglass of course), and actually WORK THEM OUT is a significant coup for teams with high lottery selections, most notably Minnesota.

With the draft officially scheduled for a month from this Sunday (November 18), I would imagine teams will now be in a full-court press to secure player visits, lock down workouts, and perform their overall due diligence to gather as much intel as they can about one of the more stranger draft classes in recent history.

#Vote

As the tweet below states, today (October 13) is officially the last day to pre-register to vote in the great state of Minnesota (although you can still technically register on Election Day as well).

With that said, just a timely reminder that if you are unsure whether or not you are registered to vote, the tweet above includes information and a direct link to confirm your overall voting status.

Stay safe and have a great rest of your week!